Tuesday, June 5, 2012

101 things...#13: Say YES!

Go ahead, how many beautiful sunny days are there? Children are so easily led by their own temptations, and there are so many times when they want to "follow their bliss"--and as adults we are so often in a hurry, busy with other plans, or wanting to avoid mess/dirt/risk. But sometimes, it's good to just say "YES" and let them try stuff. Let them go wading, even if they don't have a change of clothes handy. Let them play in the mud, be spontaneous, and really immerse themselves in these wonderful, sensory experiences that are so tempting. Sometimes you just have to. It's what memories are made of.


  1. Hi Patti, just discovered you blog through 'Let the children play' - it's wonderful & I'm going to enjoy exploring it - good job my 7 weeks of holidays are looming!

  2. Apologies for spelling your name wrong!

  3. Great post! The best way to teach a generation to take care of the planet is to make them fall in love with it first!